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The Mirror Chamber is a location in Twilight Princess. It is an ancient, open-air atrium located above the Arbiter's Grounds that houses not only the Sages, but also the Mirror of Twilight and is thus the only entrance to the Twilight Realm. Link cannot gain access to the Mirror Chamber until after he defeats Stallord, the boss of the Arbiter's Grounds.

Features and Overview

The Mirror Chamber resembles the Roman Colosseum in structure and boasts six large equidistant spires that serve as symbolic insignias of the Sages that oversee the chamber. One of the spire tops is shattered, symbolizing the death of the Water Sage at the hands of Ganondorf.

Prior to the events of Twilight Princess, Ganondorf was subject to trial and sentenced to death by the Seven Sages in the Mirror Chamber.[1] However, despite having been struck by the Sword of the Sages in an attempt to execute him, Ganondorf was able to break free of his shackles using the Triforce of Power, killing the Sage of Water in the process.[2] The Sages then quickly proceeded to send Ganondorf to the Twilight Realm via the Mirror of Twilight, located at the rear of the chamber.

When Link arrives at the Chamber, only a statue resembling the Goddess of Sand resides within, with no indication of the Mirror of Twilight or the large, black monolith that had chained Ganondorf in the past. After riding atop the statue and using the Spinner at the apex of the large structure, the statue itself dips into the sand, raising not only the black stone, but the Mirror of Twilight itself. However, Link and Midna discover that only one-quarter of the Mirror is intact. The Sages appear to the duo on their respective spires and explain that Zant has fragmented the Mirror with the help of Ganondorf's magic while failing to completely shatter it due to him being the false king of the Twilight Realm.[3] The Sages then reveal the locations of the three missing Mirror Shards: Snowpeak, Sacred Grove, and the City in the Sky.[4] After Link and Midna succeed in gathering the three Mirror Shards, they return to the Mirror Chamber to reassemble the Mirror of Twilight and enter the Twilight Realm to ultimately defeat Zant.

During the ending credits, Link, Princess Zelda and Midna gather at the Mirror Chamber to say their goodbyes as the Twilight Princess returns to her realm. However, just as she is about to depart, she sheds a tear and uses it to completely shatter the Mirror of Twilight, thus destroying the only connection between Hyrule and the Twilight Realm.[5]

Nomenclature

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Language Name
French-speaking countries French Chambre du miroir
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Circo del Espejo

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References

  1. "In all of his fury and might, he was blind to any danger, and thus was he exposed, subdued, and brought to justice." — Sage (Twilight Princess)
  2. "By some divine prank, he, too, had been blessed with the chosen power of the gods. His abiding hatred and lust for power turned to purest malice..." — Sage (Twilight Princess)
  3. "You seek it...but the Mirror of Twilight has been fragmented by mighty magic. That magic is a dark power that only he possesses... His name is... Ganondorf." — Sages (Twilight Princess)
  4. "Only the true leader of the Twili can utterly destroy the Mirror of Twilight...so Zant could merely break it into pieces. Once broken by magic, the Mirror of Twilight became fragments, which even now lie hidden across the land of Hyrule. One is in the snowy mountain heights... One is in an ancient grove... And one is in the heavens..." — The Sages (Twilight Princess)
  5. "Well, the princess spoke truly: as long as that mirror's around, we could meet again... Link... I... See you later..." — Midna (Twilight Princess)

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